Heavenly Angels in Need was started in 2003 by Mary Glynn. Her grief and personal experiences with premature infants led her to reach out to others to let them know they were not alone. There were very few public charities out there for support at that time. Heavenly Angels in Need started out small, as a small online group. Heavenly Angels in Need soon discovered the needs were greater than they could ever have imagined. The donation requests were coming in from all over the nation they knew they needed to go public, by going public meant we could reach out for more volunteer helps, so we could reach more needs. Mary Glynn (Founder) shared her loss with the world, her story of her premature sons as well as child abuse she suffered and witnessed her mother horribly suffer when she a child. Doing so brought stories of loss and stories of child abuse from all over the world. So H.A.I.N. made it their mission to literally not only serve all the requests, but to reach out to each state one by one, touching one life, one angel at a time. (read more details on how we started): http://www.heavenlyangelsinneed.com/index.php?/forums/forum/215-history-of-hain/
Heavenly Angels in Need is 501 c3, 100% all volunteer charity organization.
Heavenly Angels in Need
Below is just some of the ways we touch lives, through knitting, crochet, sewing, crafting, woodworking and more
The Neonatal Division : This division focuses on premature and sick babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU),Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU), or newborn birthing departments. When the need arises we also focus on infant loss.
We provide, hats, booties, blankets, clothing. For infant loss we provide burial garments and other keepsake items (see also our memory box & casket divisions)
Blog for this division: http://www.heavenlyangelsinneed.com/index.php?/blogs/blog/12-neonatal-division/
Memory Box Division: This division focuses on families whom have a recent loss and want something special to put their babies keepsakes in.
Each of these boxes are handcrafted by volunteers, so can range from various sizes, colors and each one unique.
We can accept individual requests so we personalize a box. (if the hospital did not provide one)
We also accept hospital requests so they can provide grieving patient a beautiful memory box to put their keepsakes in.
Blog for this division: http://www.heavenlyangelsinneed.com/index.php?/blogs/blog/11-memory-box-casket-divisions/
Casket Division: This division focuses on helping families with a recent loss bury their infant because we believe families should not have to worry about this kind of need when they have already been through so much. This is only offered upon availability,we do not offer financial donations.
Comfort Division: This division focuses on the families who need to talk about their loss. A place to share their experiences and are reaching for support and resources.
You can also share your story with us, a forum created for members as well as public sharing here: http://www.heavenlyangelsinneed.com/index.php?/forum/260-an-angels-passing-sharing-your-story-public/
We have a blog and galleries as well that have resources, and stories of loss.
Our belief and mission
H.A.I.N. believes that of all gestation's, race, financial backgrounds religious backgrounds should not be prejudiced against, because infant death isn't prejudice.
H.A.I.N's mission is all who have suffered from loss, be provided something beautiful, made with love and compassion.
Children's Division: This division focuses on children in need or have been through trauma.
We provide school supplies for needy children. Our volunteers can drop of school supplies to reach children in their area.
We provide Comfort/Sibling support bags. Comfort bags are a bag we offer to fire departments, police stations and emergency rooms to give directly to children whom have been through trauma. They are simple to make/purchase items and give to local outlets. These bags will reach children we may not be able to be in contact with but these departments are. Sibling support bags are the same kind of bag as mentioned above but they are for the siblings who have lost a baby sister or brother and are also in grief. These bags we hope though simple can bring comfort to them.
We provide clothing, bottles, blankets, and other needed items to crisis pregnancy centers who provide items to young moms.They offer these items so mom can have important and essential items to care for their baby.
We give to individual needs, if they are available
Blog for this Division: http://www.heavenlyangelsinneed.com/index.php?/blogs/blog/9-childrens-division-blog/
Click here to Donate to H.A.I.N. financially
For DONATION REQUESTS:
If you are a hospital, service department or individual who is in need of these items, please request a donation here: http://www.heavenlyangelsinneed.com/index.php?/forum/218-email-your-donation-request/
- Join our forum board, by registering today. We have many resources to free patterns, plus private patterns (knit, crochet, sewing and more) that have been donated exclusively for H.A.I.N. to use for charitable purposes, plus H.A.I.N.s founder has tons of knit patterns free to public she designed to use for charity. (click on the downloads tab for her patterns). Registering will mean you have access to sensitive donation requests, resources and build friendships along the way.
- You can not register and just volunteer, we have plenty of printable labels and information to have to share with your offline friends. We can still offer receipts (read our FAQ blog posts on this).
- You can start a H.A.I.N. group! Here is more detailed information if this interest you: http://www.heavenlyangelsinneed.com/index.php?/forums/forum/257-starting-your-own-hain-group/ starting an HAIN Group you get to name your own group, have your own blog right here on our site, your own gallery and a forum will be started right here just for you to use for you and your offline or online members!
The volunteers we have are precious, and priceless to us.
You can also find us on many social media sites: ( Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Ravelry and google+)
Links below gives more information on that:
Media Information, Labels and more: http://www.heavenlyangelsinneed.com/index.php?/files/category/4-public-downloads-area/
Video's of our beginnings: (address/email information is no longer accurate in these video's)
(You can make video full screen to watch if you prefer.)
There are endless ways to help babies and children in need. We need help doing so! Please consider joining in this important mission!
Children's Division (need your input please)
By Diana Richie in Children's Division Blog 9As some of you may know the Children's Division has been around for quite some time. Focusing on a different area of HAIN, but still helping families and children in need.
For awhile now this area of HAIN has set stagnate. I am hoping with a new year around the corner that I can bring some focus back to this area. I have been brainstorming things to see what we can do to get this division active again. I would love to hear from other volunteers on this as well. We have pretty much kept the same drives for this division (Baby Shower, Support Bags, School Supplies, and the Winter Warm Up) I am looking into adding 1-2 more things to this to help cover the months that we don't have anything planned. Just a few questions below, if you could take a moment and share your thoughts it would be appreciated.
For the current drives we do for this division, do you have places in your area that you can donate to, to help save on shipping?
I'm not sure how many of you follow HAIN on facebook, but would creating an event on there also be helpful to you?
Do you have homeless shelters, women's shelters in your area?
Would doing a break down of items appeal more to you? Examples: Collecting certain items per week, like pencils one week, paper the next etc.
My hope is that things will pick up in this area next year. I know for some it can be overwhelming to try and help multiple areas of HAIN, but I am just trying to get this area to appeal to everyone. We have had some interested in helping but they are not crafty so this division would be perfect for that. People are still able to contribute even if they cannot knit, crochet or sew. Any questions or comments are welcome. You can ask them here or message me. I am REALLY looking forward to getting this area active once again, and with some ideas in mind I hope it helps, but it will take a group effort to make this possible.
Thinking outside of the box by Linda P
By MaryGlynn in Memory Box /Casket Divisions 3Oct 2010 Article
Thinking “Outside the Box”
Making a Memory Box with Nontraditional Colors
by Linda P.
“I would like my memory box to be black and white.”
When I read this individual request on the HAIN forum, I was a bit hesitant to take it on. I had never made a memory box in black and white, and I wasn’t sure how I would go about it. After a bit of consideration, however, I decided that I would accept the challenge.
First of all, I decided to go to a craft store to look at their flat painted wooden figures to see if I could find something in black and white to decorate the lid. I found a sheep and a zebra. I brought home both so that I could think about which one I wanted to use. I decided on the sheep, saving the zebra for a future box.
The white wool on the sheep was a thin layer of felt. The picture may look blurry to you, but it is actually the edge of the dark face of the sheep covered by the translucent layer of thin felt. Also, there is some white shading painted on the right side of the face. The sheep would have been OK to use as it was, but I decided I wanted to dress it up a bit.
I used glitter glue with iridescent sparkles to make curved lines that would look like sheep’s wool. After that dried, I used that same glitter glue to paint over the black areas. While it was still wet, I sprinkled fine-textured black glitter over it. When that dried, I also painted some white metallic paint over some of the curves. I really liked the new and improved sheep!
Next I needed to decide which parts of the box I wanted black and which I wanted white. I decided I wanted the main color on the outside of the box to be white, and I would use black as an accent color. The paints I chose were metallic colors.
In contrast to the white outside, I decided to paint the inside of the box black, but I added polka dots to soften the look. The polka dots can be applied with a paint pen. I also added some cute polka dotted ribbon with a glue gun. I ran one strip all the way around the box where it would be visible just below the lid when it was in place.
I placed four vertical strips of the polka-dotted ribbon on as well. A couple of the strips were covering some imperfections on the box. There were also some imperfections on the bottom of the outside of the box. I decided that I would cover them with the fine black glitter I used on the sheep. I had the iridescent glitter glue handy, so I applied that first before sprinkling on the glitter.
I thought painting white hearts between the vertical strips of ribbon would be pretty, so I did that with a paintbrush. When the paint dried, I applied glitter glue to the heart and then sprinkled on some coarse-textured clear glitter.
I had some pretty black trim that I applied around the top of the box using a glue gun. I also attached the sheep and then added some black buttons as the final accent.
I really like the way the box turned out! I never would have thought of using black and white on a memory box, but after this mom requested it, I came to realize that it could be done and the result could be very sweet.
Heavenly Angels in Need
41300 Upper Calapooia Dr.
Sweet Home, OR 97386